Law-Enforcement Officer Tuition Grant Fund and Program; established, report. (HB383)

Introduced By

Del. Kelly Fowler (D-Virginia Beach)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Law-Enforcement Officer Tuition Grant Fund and Program. Establishes the Law-Enforcement Officer Tuition Grant Fund and requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services to establish the Law-Enforcement Officer Tuition Grant Program for the purpose of providing grants from the Fund on a competitive basis to local law-enforcement agencies to cover the cost of tuition, books, and mandatory fees at a public institution of higher education for up to two years for any law-enforcement officer employed by such agency who enters into an agreement to continue to serve as a law-enforcement officer for such agency upon completion of his course of study for a period at least as long as the length of the course of study undertaken and paid for pursuant to the Program. The Fund and Program replace a similar provision of current law whereby the Department of Criminal Justice Services enters into contracts to make payments directly to certain public and private institutions of higher education to cover the cost of tuition, books, and mandatory fees for state and local law-enforcement officers who enroll in a program of study relating to their law-enforcement duties. The bill requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services to report to the Chairmen of the House Committee on Appropriations, the House Committee on Education, the Senate Committee on Finance, and the Senate Committee on Education and Health no later than September 1, 2024, on the funding, utilization, and effectiveness of the Fund and Program. The bill has an expiration date of July 1, 2025. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/02/2020Committee
01/02/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101698D
01/02/2020Referred to Committee on Education
01/13/2020Assigned Education sub: Post-Secondary and Higher Ed
01/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB383)
01/29/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/29/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/03/2020Reported from Education (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/03/2020Assigned App. sub: Higher Education
02/05/2020Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (7-Y 1-N)
02/11/2020Left in Appropriations

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